New York Islanders vs. Calgary Flames - 11/28/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Calgary Flames (10-12-1) at New York Islanders (6-10-4)
NHL Hockey: Monday, November 28, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Barclays Center)
The Line: New York Islanders / Calgary Flames --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: RSNW, MSG+
The Calgary Flames and New York Islanders square off Monday night in NHL action at the Barclays Center.
The Calgary Flames look for some sort of consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Flames are averaging 2.3 goals per game and are scoring on 9.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Michael Frolik leads Calgary with six goals, Johnny Gaudreau has six assists and Sam Bennett has 35 shots on goal. Defensively, the Calgary Flames are allowing three goals per game and are killing 75.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Chad Johnson has given up 22 goals on 305 shots faced and Brian Elliott has allowed 41 goals on 346 shots. The Calgary Flames have won nine straight games when allowing two or less goals.
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The New York Islanders could use a feel good victory after losing 10 of their last 13 games. The Islanders are averaging 2.4 goals per game and are scoring on 13.8 percent of their power play opportunities. John Tavares leads New York with five goals, Brock Nelson has eight assists and Nick Leddy has 38 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Islanders are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 79.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Jaroslav Halak has given up 41 goals on 425 shots faced and Thomas Greiss has allowed 18 goals on 212 shots. The New York Islanders have lost 11 straight games when allowing more than two goals.
The Flames are 2-7 in their last 9 games playing on 0 days rest and 3-8 in their last 11 Monday games. The Islanders are 19-7 in their last 26 Monday games and 1-5 in their last 6 home games. The Flames are 1-5 in the last 6 meetings in New York and 0-4 in the last 4 meetings overall.
The Islanders are struggling big time and it hasn't helped much playing at home. Backing the Flames here would be the common sense play, but Calgary hasn't handeled the end of back to backs very well and has lost four straight games to the Islanders. This should be a spot where New York can kind of stop the bleeding a bit.